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War Dog

Boneyard Dog, Book 1
Narrated by: Dave Cruse
Series: Boneyard Dog, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Did you ever wake up wondering where you were…and perhaps equally important, how you got there? Yeah, me too. The only the thing is, it usually happens when I've been drinking…and I'd been dry for the better part of two years. I'm Commodore Jeremy David Riker…my friends call me JD or just plain “Dog.” I have the dubious honor of running a starship boneyard in the middle of nowhere.

©2018 Andrew Beery (P)2018 Andrew Beery

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Enjoyable sci-fi military story

This book was a bit different in that it was military battle, alien cultural interface and soul searching.

A man and woman from Earth find themselves abducted and cloned to assist and alien culture fight a war with an unknown enemy. They choose these people since they believed they would have a better ability being more generalized than the races that each had a specialized role in their society.

The action was good and the situations were complex. The interpersonal relationships were also interesting. A fun listen and very enjoyable. I look forward to the sequel.

The narration was outstanding. The characters were distinct and the voice range remarkable.

This book was provided free of charge with expectation of an honest review.

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Fun Scifi

Summary: Jeremy Riker wakes up feeling like he must have had a really bad night. Turns out he’s been elected to save the galaxy.



Additional Comments:

- Aside from the main characters affiliation to his past job, the whole boneyard dog angle is kind of lost on me.

- The blurb is stylistic but tells the reader zip about the story. The only thing you get out of it is a sense for the writing style. It’s first person, lighthearted, and tongue-in-cheek for the most part. If that style works for you, you’ll probably enjoy it. If it ticks you off, avoid like a plague.

- Quite a few places have comments referencing future events. While an okay tactic to use once in a while, it got old very quickly.

- Content warnings: Nothing described but a lot of innuendo. I think there might be a curse word or two.

- Lacks a sense of closure. It’s very short for a scifi story, which isn’t necessarily bad. It falls into that series trap of “we won, or did we”?



Conclusion:

An intriguing start to a fun series. If you can get past the few annoying quirks, you’ll probably enjoy the tale.

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Fantastic narration for a space opera

Space opera meets military fiction in this non-stop action tale. The narrator of the tale is a naval officer who was banished to a spaceship boneyard on the outskirts of the solar system. He's jaded and spends his days with his team drinking and scrounging for useful junk. Then, out of the blue finds himself recruited to lead a galactic struggle against an unknown enemy (an enemy that's not attacking humans - yet - but other, peaceful aliens). Oh, and there is his wife who left him, and who now has reappeared and is also recruited, so that besides the idea of saving the galaxy, there's saving a floundering marriage - but it works, I actually loved the parallels! There was lots of humor, some twists and surprises, androids, clones, aliens, and a great dialogue. It is a good start to what could be an interesting series. What really brought this story to life for me was the narrator. Kudos, Dave Cruse, for making this story really shine!